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Flying UA/ANA, can I provide both frequent flyer numbers to earn segment miles respectively?
Hi Lucky, I have a question about frequent flyer program which I searched but did not see it anywhere. The question is, for instance, for a one-way trip from ORD to NRT to PEK, NRT is the transit and the whole trip is booked on an OTA, and UA is the carrier for ORD-NRT and ANA is the one for NRT-PEK. Can I provide both of my UA and ANA frequent flyer number to accumulate the UA segment miles and ANA segment miles onto UA and ANA respectively? Or is only one frequent flyer number allowed for one trip? Thanks very much.
@ Kira — You can change your frequent flyer number halfway through the journey. Just change it at the gate when you get to Narita.
Thanks for your reply, Lucky. My question seems a little hard to understand. Let me put it in another way. Is mileage accumulation ticket based or segments(boarding pass) based? Thanks:) If it is ticket based, even I change the frequent flyer number halfway, I will only get the whole journey miles into the updated frequent flyer number, correct? Or I guess you said if I change the frequent flyer number halfway, UA has already recorded my first segment ORD-NRT to accumulate the miles, while the latter segment NRT-PEK will be accumulated into the updated frequent flyer number. Am I right?
@ Kira — It’s segment based. So you couldn’t earn miles for both segments in both programs, but you could earn miles for each segment in a given program.